Gaynor Mather is one of CEPA’s partners. She joined the firm in 2011 after spending 20 years working as a senior advisor in the rail industry. As a result of her experience leading the completion of £multi-billion Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects on the London Underground, she is recognised as an expert in managing the successful negotiation of transactions and in economic transport regulation.
Since developing the regulatory regime for the Underground PPP contracts and after leading the Office of the PPP Arbiter through a number of regulatory reviews, Gaynor has continued to apply her extensive rail experience to projects across CEPA’s broad transport practice. She now works for governments, regulators, private transport and network operators and investors worldwide. Leading the firm’s busy and in-demand transport team, Gaynor ensures that clients in the rail, highways and aviation industries receive excellent analysis and advice in projects that might involve regulation and competition; efficiency, value for money and benchmarking; or pricing and incentives in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific or in Africa.
Recent News & insights
Transformational impacts of transport investment
We are pleased to have helped our client understand how and why transport schemes achieve transformational impacts and how contextual factors can work with a new transport investment.
Reputation acknowledged by ranking recognition
CEPA thanks those clients, industry leaders, associates and future economists for the feedback they provided to Consultancy.uk, resulting in the firm’s high-level, 2023 ranking as one of the “Top Economics consulting firms in the UK”.
Ofwat’s vision for the 2024 price review (PR24)
We take a look at: What have we learned about Ofwat’s thinking? What changes are proposed? Where do we expect engagement? And what will water companies need to do?
Appraising options for mitigating aviation noise
EU Regulation 598/2014 (“EU598”), requires that a “Balanced Approach” be taken to managing aviation noise, with operating restrictions only being introduced once other measures have been fully considered.
Ofwat publishes further CEPA report on allocation of risk
Our latest report for Ofwat supports its early thinking on the design of the next water sector price review, PR24.
The Utility Regulator for Northern Ireland publishes its price control draft determination
We have been involved in the process since 2018 and have produced reports, which have been used by the regulator to set efficient cost allowances for NI Water.
How to incentivise the uptake of electric vehicles
We explore some of the questions on incentivising electric vehicle uptake and how to further consumer interest in zero carbon vehicles – a key question in recent policy discussions in the UK.
CEPA in the media as Air Quality News reports
“City leaders call for £1.5bn funding to support national Clean Air Zone network”.
Civil Aviation Authority issues decision on the price control review of UK air traffic control operator
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued its decision on the 2020-24 price control review (RP3) of the UK air traffic control operator NATS.
Increasing government spending to tackle air pollution
CEPA analysis - commissioned by UK100 - shows that increasing government spending to tackle air pollution will lead to significant wider economic benefits.
Highways benchmarking: pavement condition
CEPA, alongside TRL, have twice been commissioned by the Office of Rail and Road to assess how pavement condition is measured.
Highways - Efficiency review for the Office of Rail and Road
CEPA commissioned to support review of Highways England’s proposed efficiencies and to perform a high-level analysis of the deliverability of the proposed enhancement programme.
Setting Highways England’s Performance Specification
CEPA has been advising the Department for Transport about how to set the performance regime which is used to monitor and assess the performance of Highways England.
Efficiency assessment for Crossrail 2
Transport for London commissioned CEPA to examine the levels of efficiency that might be delivered in designing and constructing Crossrail 2.
Efficiency incentives to apply to the economic regulation of Heathrow
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report by CEPA alongside its policy update and consultation on the economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow Airport (CAP 1782).
Reducing the environmental impact of freight in the UK
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published their final report "Better Delivery: the challenge for freight" on 17 April 2019.
Airport capacity strategy
CEPA’s contribution to this study on delivering the future airport capacity requirements in Ireland for the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport set out the decisions Ireland has to make - and the timing - to come to a good decision on the future capacity requirements of Dublin Airport.